Blériot XI

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XI Type REP - the first prototype, single-seater monoplane built Louis Blériotem in collaboration with Raymond Saulnier and others, introduced at the paris air show in 1908; engine REP on the exercise of 30 to.

XI Type Anzani - the second machine, from the enlarged wing and tail surfaces, three-cylinder engine Anzani on the performance of 25 to. With this machine, Blériot took part in a competition newspaper the Daily Mail about overflying the strait of La Manche, which he won. Followed by a "serial" production, the first machine identical with the prototype, the later were given a rectangular rudder instead of the original guttate, wings of different span a variety of engines from 50k Anzani over 50k and 100k Gnome after the engines Coudert, Dutheil et Chalmers, Humber or Labor-Picker. Changed, even the chassis, the original big wheel was later mistaken for a bone spur of various sizes and shapes.

XI Type École - training variant from the year 1912 with the wings of a large dihedral and bent double spur. Engine Anzani of 25/30 to or 30/35 to.

XI Type Pinguin - a variant of 1912 for the training of taxiing, capable only of tiny jumps. Shortened wings, wider chassis equipped with skids against overturning. Similar machines later produced the reconstruction of the discarded standard machines.

XI Type Artillerie - two different prototypes with differently shaped guideposts for the army, equipped with skladatelným the fuselage with the tail pivot up.

XI BG / XI Parasol / Blériot-Gouin - a variant of 1913, created by the lieutenant Gouinem, wing for a better term, sitting above the hull. Presented at the French military competition of 1914, in addition to an unknown number for the French air force built a 15 for the RFC.

XIbis - a machine with a shorter fuselage, elliptical tail surfaces and engine Gnome. Perhaps the 1 machine.

XI-2bis - similar to the two-seater machine with seats next to each other. Built larger amount as the Blériot XIbis Militaire.

XI-2 - two-seat variant with the seats behind. First built in 1910, the individual machines from each other varied, but mostly had a longer fuselage and greater range, the engine usually Gnome about 80 to. used as observation and practice by the forces of France, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Serbia and other countries, among them the first military aircraft used in New Zealand.

XI-2 Type Artillerie - analogue of the single version, probably between the machines used by the RFC and the belgian air force.

XI-2 Type, Genius - racing machine or machines from the year 1912, with a one-piece rudder suspended on the struts under the tail, twin cabins, plus fairing the hull before the cabins.

XI-2 Vision Totale - parasol, double observational analogue of XI BG from July 1914. The Pilot sat in the back, the engine usually Le Rhone 80 k or Gnome about 100 to.

XI-2 Type Hauteur - several machines from the years 1912 and 1913 adjusted for maximum height, we first used Roland Garros.

XI-3 Coucours Millitaire - two enlarged three-digit machines built for the military test, the engine of the Gnome about 100 or 140 to.

Thulin And - license, in the details of the different version of the standard Blériotu XI built in Sweden.

Opdyke, Leonard E. French Aeroplanes before the Great War. Schiffer Publishing, Atglen 1999. ISBN 0-7643-0752-5.
Munson, Kenneth. Bombers, Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft 1914-19. Blandford Press, Poole, 1977. ISBN 0-7137-0632-8. Taylor, M. J. H. Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War I.
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